Events - 23 Oct 21

Connections - 100 Small Postcards

Connections - 100 Small Postcards

Friday 1 October - Sunday 31 October
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Small postcard exhibition October 2021

This is a unique exhibition of over 100 small postcards on display in Edinburgh Palette, POP UP Gallery.

At this challenging time we at Space Artworks were very keen to reconnect with our artists and communities. The small postcard project came about to support and involve those who have been living in isolation in order to encourage creative expression and participation, with the ultimate aim of staging a group exhibition of artworks, which is now possible and open to all.

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 7 October - Thursday 11 November
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course, and has become my most popular course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what  all the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Artisan Stitch is run by Jen Skedd, who is a life-long sewist and degree-trained Textile Designer and Artist. They hold a Certificate of Excellence and are rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’ and ‘Best Private Sewing Education & Training Provider’.

Under sleep, where all the waters meet.

Under sleep, where all the waters meet.

Saturday 9 October - Saturday 23 October
9:00 am - 8:45 pm

(…)What is this face, less clear and clearer
The pulse in the arm, less strong and stronger —
Given or lent? more distant than stars and nearer than the eye
Whispers and small laughter between leaves and hurrying feet
Under sleep, where all the waters meet. (…) T.S.Eliot ‘Marina’

In this exhibition sculptures, ephemeral wall based pieces and sound interplay and collaborate in order to create a meditative, dream like space and perhaps invite you, the visitor, to travel inwards.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm

Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Preservation by Carmen Carmeli

Preservation by Carmen Carmeli

Friday 15 October - Monday 25 October
All Day

I gather earths that I mainly source from nature and I make mortars, painting the landscapes they come from with these. From termite mounds to river sands, all are painting materials.

My practice is an ongoing dialogue with those materials. Responding to their qualities and colours, I layer, erode, polish and build up the surface in a process of creation and destruction. It’s often lots of fun!

The resulting works are immediate, tactile, weighty objects inspired by the abstract patterns found in nature.

You can view the exhibition here: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/preservation-by-carmen-carmeli/

Into the Dark & Under the Light of the Trojan Moon

Into the Dark & Under the Light of the Trojan Moon

Friday 15 October - Monday 25 October
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Constantine is a self taught artist, originally from Athens, Greece, but spent the last 12 years in Scotland. He moved to Scotland, as a young man to study Geology.. His first memory is that of drawing, which he carried on doing in his teen years, as well as exploring various others artistic and creative  disciplines and routes such as music, which he still does to this day too.

Throughout his University career he realized that Geology was really not for him and that life is simply too short to be wasting on things that have appeal to us. Then he made  the decision to just follow his true calling, ignoring other peoples’ opinions and go after what HE wants in life.

OVERVIEW: The importance of living in the moment. Reflecting on the past and contemplating about the future. Pondering upon making decisions that affect the future.. dwelling upon decisions that already have.. confidence and bravery, respectively derive. “Into the dark and under the light of the Trojan Moon”. Quick light and bold colours are to depict as such.

Visiting Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 8:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm

Sunday: 12pm – 4:30pm

 

Beginners Sewing Course XL - 2 days

Beginners Sewing Course XL - 2 days

Friday 22 October - Saturday 23 October
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 2-day course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Introduction to Sewing Class

Introduction to Sewing Class

Saturday 23 October
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

This sewing class in Edinburgh will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine before moving on to a simple sewing project after which you can graduate onto another intermediate course offered by Edinburgh Sewcial Club.

During the course you will:
Learn about threading the sewing machine, winding and inserting bobbin
Build confident driving skills
Learn about fabric qualities and various machine stitches
Utilising the skills learned for a small project – envelope cushion or tote bag.

First timer sewer? Don’t worry, this beginner-friendly Edinburgh craft class will take a leisurely approach so that you have time to soak in all the information and put your knowledge into practice. Class sizes are also kept small to ensure everyone can learn at their own pace and receive ample one-to-one tutor time.

Once you have completed this beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to an intermediate dressmaking class to progress further your newfound skills.

At the end of this full-day course, you’ll have mastered the basics and will have completed a small project as well. With your new sewing skills under your belt and your completed cushion, you’ll feel confident in your abilities and eager to get started on more DIY projects and sewing sessions!

Booking essential:

https://www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Saturday 23 October
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever tried fusing glass? It is a lot of fun and utterly addictive. In this workshop you will learn how this is done and give it a go. You can make a beautiful glass bowl, a colorful suncatcher or something else that has a personal meaning to you. If you already have basic skills, you can work on your desired project or learn a new technique.
Fusing enables individual pieces of glass to be transformed into a single object when they are put together and exposed to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. Furthermore, placing the glass into a mould or on a prop can produce three-dimensional forms with varying complexity.

In this workshop you will:

• learn the basics of fusing glass
• become skilled in cutting glass and assembling simple forms
• learn how to achieve desired textures and other effects
• design and make your own glass objects to take home

Note that your creations will not be ready at the end of the workshop, but will be available to collect from the studio few days after the workshop, depending on the complexity of the project. All tools and materials will be provided.

The workshop is limited to two participants.
To inquire or book a place, please email Irina to: 523.glassart@gmail.com

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